There are 2 ways to get from Edinburgh to Isle of Iona by train, ferry, car, night train or bus

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

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Train, ferry, drive  •  8 h 55 min

  1. Take the train from Edinburgh to Oban
  2. Take the ferry from Lochaline Ferry Terminal to Fishnish Ferry Terminal
  3. Drive from Fishnish Ferry Terminal to Fionnphort Mull Ferry Terminal
  4. Take the ferry from Fionnphort Mull Ferry Terminal to Iona Ferry Terminal

$81 - $115

1 alternative option

Night train, bus, ferry  •  11 h 47 min

  1. Take the night train from Edinburgh to Fort William
  2. Take the bus from Fort William Bus Station to Kilchoan, Slipway 506 / ...
  3. Take the ferry from Kilchoan Ferry Terminal to Tobermory Mull Ferry Terminal
  4. Take the ferry from Fionnphort Mull Ferry Terminal to Iona Ferry Terminal

$137 - $179

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Edinburgh to Isle of Iona is to train and ferry and drive which costs £60 - £90 and takes 8 h 55 min.

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The quickest way to get from Edinburgh to Isle of Iona is to train and ferry and drive which takes 8 h 55 min and costs £60 - £90.

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The distance between Edinburgh and Isle of Iona is 204 km.

It takes approximately 8 h 55 min to get from Edinburgh to Isle of Iona, including transfers.

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What companies run services between Edinburgh, Scotland and Isle of Iona, Scotland?

There is no direct connection from Edinburgh to Isle of Iona. However, you can take the train to Oban, take the walk to Oban, Station Road (Bus Stance 4), take the line 1 bus to Dunollie, Kerrera Terrace (Turning Circle), take the drive to Lochaline Ferry Terminal, take the ferry to Fishnish Ferry Terminal, take the drive to Fionnphort Mull Ferry Terminal, then take the ferry to Iona Ferry Terminal. Alternatively, you can take a vehicle from Edinburgh to Isle of Iona via Fort William, Fort William Bus Station, Kilchoan, Slipway, Kilchoan Ferry Terminal, Tobermory Mull Ferry Terminal, and Fionnphort Mull Ferry Terminal in around 11 h 47 min.

Train operators
ScotRail
Phone
+44 344 811 0141
Email
customer.relations@scotrail.co.uk
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Train from Edinburgh to Oban
Ave. Duration
3 h 58 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$40 - $50
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$23 - $35
Anytime Day Single
$40 - $50
Caledonian Sleeper
Website
sleeper.scot
Night train from Edinburgh to Fort William
Ave. Duration
5 h 5 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$29 - $45
Website
sleeper.scot
Sleeper Berth Twin
$110 - $160
Sleeper Berth Solo
$194
Sleeper Seat
$29 - $45
Bus operators
National Express
Ferry operators
Caledonian MacBrayne
Phone
+44 (0)1475 650 397
Email
enquiries@calmac.co.uk
Website
calmac.co.uk
Ferry from Lochaline Ferry Terminal to Fishnish Ferry Terminal
Ave. Duration
18 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$5 - $7
Schedules at
calmac.co.uk
Ferry from Fionnphort Mull Ferry Terminal to Iona Ferry Terminal
Ave. Duration
10 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$4 - $7
Schedules at
calmac.co.uk
Ferry from Kilchoan Ferry Terminal to Tobermory Mull Ferry Terminal
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$5 - $8
Schedules at
calmac.co.uk

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